By A. J. Jacobs
From the bestselling writer of The Know-It-All comes a desirable and well timed exploration of faith and the Bible.
Raised in a mundane family members yet more and more attracted to the relevance of religion in our sleek international, A.J. Jacobs makes a decision to dive in headfirst and try and obey the Bible as actually as attainable for one complete yr. He vows to stick to the 10 Commandments. To be fruitful and multiply. to like his neighbor. but in addition to obey the loads of much less publicized ideas: to prevent donning outfits made from combined fibers; to play a ten-string harp; to stone adulterers.
The ensuing non secular trip is immediately humorous and profound, reverent and irreverent, own and common and should make you notice history's so much influential publication with new eyes.
Jacobs's quest transforms his existence much more greatly than the 12 months spent interpreting the full Encyclopedia Britannica for The Know-It-All. His beard grows so unruly that he's on a regular basis fallacious for a member of ZZ best. He immerses himself in prayer, has a tendency sheep within the Israeli wasteland, battles idolatry, and tells absolutely the fact in all events - a lot to his wife's chagrin.
Throughout the e-book, Jacobs additionally embeds himself in a cross-section of groups that take the Bible actually. He excursions a Kentucky-based creationist museum and sings hymns with Pennsylvania Amish. He dances with Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn and does Scripture learn with Jehovah's Witnesses. He discovers historical biblical knowledge of startling relevance. And he wrestles with doubtless archaic ideas that baffle the twenty-first-century mind.
Jacobs's impressive venture yields unforeseen epiphanies and demanding situations. A booklet that would attraction readers either secular and non secular, The 12 months of dwelling Biblically is an element Cliff Notes to the Bible, half memoir, and half look at worlds unbelievable. Thou shalt now not have the capacity to positioned it down.